River would do anything to distract the handsome, conflicted warrior from his mission--even take him as a lover. As short as the length was, i enjoyed reading it thoroughly. Yao Ru Jiang, known as River, has woven many romantic dreams of honorable swordsman Wei Chen from her brother's stories. The dramas were in Japanese and only sometimes sub-titled. From all that was said about him he seemed loyal to Li Tao just as Wei Chen was and we're not given a clear indication as to why he betrayed him and put his family in so much danger.
Lin's characters acquitted themselves splendidly. Looking forward to the connected book. The theme of duty vs. Done with another of Ms. She simply chose to put her family loyalty above all else. It was safer that way.
Their meeting should have been a happy event; instead, Chen arrives to tell River he is duty bound to kill her brother for rebelling against the warlord they both serve. However, what is most important is that Jeannie Lin had provided enough information for readers to understand why Wei Chen had pursued Ru Shan and thus led him to his first meeting with River. Though the plot angle itself is well used in fiction, there is an added element to the romance- in the sense that the characters long for each other even before they have met. I'd just finished a disappointing book and then read the for this and was intrigued. I do wonder at a guy who offers his sister's hand in marriage to his brother-in-arms rather casually. An Affair To Remember was one of the movies we cried over. Recommended for those who like a fast read of romance, but not so light and heavy on customs, but not really insta-lust or love.
River would do anything to distract the handsome, conflic Tang Dynasty China, 759 A. Wei Chen visits Mountain's home and family to find information that will point to Mountain's whereabouts. It also depicted another part of the Tang dinasty's customs about marriage. I am perhaps in the minority when I say that I was far less interested in the actual act of seduction than the couple's other interactions; not a fault of Jeannie Lin's writing of said scenes, but rather a personal preference. Though the plot angle itself is well used in fiction, there is an added element to the romance- in the sense that the characters long for each other even before they have met.
Had I not loved the rest of the story so much, I think it would have brought my rating down even more. Review goes live at Oct 23, Trishh rated it really liked it Shelves: This was a really nice and fast read. Without this we will not be able to credit your account accordingly. With the characters, everything just fit together really well and I had no problems believing these two could be in love even after having just met formally for the first time. I was left wondering why did they have to do that? Lost or Delayed Deliveries Please allow up to ten working days for your parcel to arrive by standard delivery. And I finally saw a chance to put all those elements together: unbreakable oaths, loyalty, duty, sacrifice and love. While her plan was foolhardy at best who knew if Wei Chen was really as honorable as her brother said and suicidal at worst, I applaud the fact that she cared so deeply for her father and brother.
I definitely liked Wei Chen. Unlike the usual arranged marriage in fiction, this is an arranged marriage that both sides had welcomed and dreamed about, creating a great sense of romance as their years of longing and daydreams about each other were finally fulfilled through their meeting. River would do anything to distract the handsome, conflic Tang Dynasty China, A. Again, there is a conflict created between duty and love; and Ms. Maybe because of the short nature or maybe because the characters were already half in love and lust before ever clapping eyes on each other, the story moved quickly. This short story is obviously a companion piece to the novel The Dragon and the Pearl; in hindsight, it would probably have been better if the novel was read prior to this novella, since the novel contains the main storyline while this was really an off-shoot. Literally a deus ex machina let-down.
She was quick on her feet and not prone to just sitting defeated. Despite its short length, it is long on emotion. I unwisely figured that reading either first would work and thus was left with a number of gaps - I haven't the faintest idea what River's brother, Ru Shan, was supposed to have done! I'd been interested in checking out Jeannie Lin for a while and figured a novella could be just what I needed right now. Since the whole story revolves around it, however, I felt like there was more than in her other stories - I'm sure this would make another reader rejoice, but it is the reason why I'd rate this a tad lower. Wei Chen was honestly looking for a different outcome other than having to kill Mountain - River was his excuse to get his ass up and actually work for that different outcome.
For the last three months, she and Father had lived far away from the main roads and cities of the province. I spent half my childhood at my grnadparents house they lived next door. River would do anything to distract the handsome, conflicted warrior from his mission—even take him as a lover. The book acts as a sort of side-story to the story of Li Tao. The book acts as a sort of side-story to the story of Li Tao. On the historical front, Jeannie Lin delivers as usual. Description Tang Dynasty China, 759 A.
The couple meets for the first time, but they've known of each other and dreamed of each other, so I believed in the l Aw, this was wonderful. Her heart caught in her throat as Chen dismounted and even when he stood before her, it was as if a veil still clouded her eyes, separating them. Wei Chen visits Mountain's home and family to find information that will point to Mountain's whereabouts. When her best friend introduced her to romance novels in middle school, the stage was set. Wei Chen wants nothing less than to hunt and kill his longtime friend for betraying their commander, but he is bound by honor to bring him to justice. Be the first to ask a question about The Lady's Scandalous Night. Congratulations on your release, Jeannie.